Apple's fourth generation Apple TV set-top box that was unveiled on 9 September, alongside the new iPhone models and iPad Pro, is now available for purchase. It comes in two different storage configurations. The 32GB model costs £129 and the 64GB comes at £169.
The box comes with Siri Remote, Apple TV, Power cord and lightning cable. But the HDMI cable is sold separately and costs £15. The other accessories that Apple is selling are iTunes gift card at £25 and AppleCare protection plan at £26. Apple is also selling the Siri Remote separately at £65 and the Remote Loop at £11. Delivery will take about 3-5 business days after orders are placed.
For users in the US, the 32GB variant costs $149 and the 64GB comes at $199, in Canada it is $199 and $269, whereas in Japan the models are available for ¥18,400 and ¥24,800 respectively. The suggested retail prices for European countries are €179 and €229 for the 32GB and 64GB variants, respectively.
Apple TV, according to 9to5Mac, will first be launched in US, UK, Canada, Australia and a total of 80 countries. However, not all features will be available for all countries, and only around 12 will be able to use voice search on the Siri remote.
With Siri, you can use your voice to search for TV shows and movies by title, genre, cast, crew and ratings. It also offers playback control and on-screen navigation, quick access to sports, stock and weather information.
Apart from Siri, other key elements of Apple's all-new TV are the new tvOS operating system and A8 chip. The tvOS supports a few important iOS technologies such as Metal for detailed graphics, complex visual effects and Game Center to play and share games.